"I thought my mouse was dead on arrival. it wasn't."4.0 starson by gearles
Pros: It works! I really like the wireless nature of this mouse. You can even sit back and use it on your leg. This capability may be helpful for those like me who suffer from repetitive motion pain.
Cons: Instructions don't tell you there will be no lights when you turn this mouse on. I thought the mouse was defective because there was nothing to indicate it was working after I turned it on. Troubleshooting section of manual was no help with this.
Summary: The mouse works, although it is a bit difficult to control - a bit sensitive. This is the sort of thing that you can get used to though. I previously gave a rating of half a star because I thought it didn't work. I was wrong. There is nothing in the instruction manual to indicate there will not be any lights visible when you turn on the mouse. The front page of the manual is even dedicated to a CAUTION concerning the danger of laser radiation. I was expecting a visible laser. After checking battery polarity and trying a different set of batteries with no results I checked the troubleshooting section of the instruction manual and there was no help there with my problem. I finally checked the technical support site (www.targus.com/support.asp). There was nothing that gave a straightforward description of this problem, but I stumbled on a FAQ about the laser. The answer mentioned that the laser is not visible. The mouse is a bit sensitive but not much of a problem EXCEPT when scrolling inside a small input field. While I can do this quite easily with my wired apple mouse, the cursor tends to jump right out of the input field using the Targus Bluetooth Laser Mouse. It's virtually impossible to stay within the field using the finger scroll function. Bottom-line -- Targus could have saved me a lot of trouble and frustration by simply saying up front that I would not see any lights when I turned on the mouse. As to mouse sensitivity, if you can live without the ability to stay within a small input field like the one I am using to type in this review, you can probably work with this mouse and enjoy it.